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The Mill: What's Changed?

Explore how life for the 1830s working classes compares with today by watching short documentary series 'The Mill: What's Changed?'

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The Mill: What's Changed? Protest

How has our right and ability to protest changed since the 1830s? We meet Shelly, a university student on a mission to protect working people's rights.

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The Mill: What's Changed? Strike

The 1842 general strike saw over 500,000 walk out of private industry, but, in 2014, a strike is more likely to affect services. We meet 26year-old firefighter Tom to find out why he's on strike.

Series 2: Profiles

  1. Esther Price (Kerrie Hayes)

    Esther is discovering all the joys of being an independent woman, but her revolutionary spirit is never far from the surface.

  2. Daniel Bate (Matthew McNulty)

    Married to Susannah, Daniel is Chief Engineer and Head of the Union but still finds time to support Chartism

  3. Miriam Catterall (Sacha Parkinson)

    Miriam Catterall (17) is younger and less savvy than her sister Susannah.

  4. Susannah Bate (Holly Lucas)

    Now married to Daniel Bate, Susannah is finding life as a mother of three frustrating

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Series 2: Clips & Extras

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S2-Ep5: Dying Secrets

Although gravely ill, Hannah Greg is desperate to tell Peter the truth about the man responsible for his Grandfather's death so she enlists James Windell.

Series 1 Catch Up

The Mill Speaks

Discover The Mill Series One by getting to know Quarry Bank, the building we brought to life to provide a first-hand account of what happened inside his walls

The Mill synopsis

Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time

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2 Series, 5 Episodes